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Old 10-21-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
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"Professional" Wash Service Fail

I just had a highly recommended local mobile washing service come and give our airstream a bath. We were assured they had experience washing an AS.
Apparently not so much. In their attempt to remove road dirt from the front top sections they scratched the aluminum pretty badly. (see photos) I'm looking for suggestions on how to remove the scratches. Thanks.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-21-2020, 02:47 PM   #2
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If you can feel the scratches with your fingernail...they can usually be lessened a bit but unlikely removed.

You have to be very careful when attempting to remove minor scratches, the clear is NOT very thick.
I've found that working a long time slowly with a fine compound is the safest approach.

Disclaimer....I have used this. for sealing/polishing the entire trailer yearly.👍

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Old 10-21-2020, 03:35 PM   #3
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Some previous owner did the same thing to ours. It looks like they used a Scotch-brite pad to try to remove some spots. Thankfully, they confined themselves to the spots and didn't try to feather the scratches out! All the same, we have several distinctive "features" on the port side.
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